GADGET BOY (1995)
an animated television series from DIC Entertainment. The series debuted in 1995 in first-run syndication in the United States and on M6 in France.
Why was it forgotten?: IT WAS A MEDIOCRE SPIN-OFF/REBOOT OF INSPECTOR GADGET.
For reasons that will never be apparent to me, Inspector Gadget was and still is a massively popular media franchise. We’ve even covered one of the spin-offs a long time ago, much to my dismay.
What about this cartoon? Well, it’s more of the same except instead of having a grossly incompetent manchild as a cyborg detective, we now have a grossly incompetent boy-child as a cyborg detective.
Please kill me…
I honestly don’t know what’s the better option. What do you prefer? A bumbling buffoon of a man who can’t take 2 steps without getting into some kind wacky hijinks? Or a clumsy, stupid kid who can’t take 2 steps without getting into trouble?
I don’t know. I can’t completely call it more of the same since it’s a radically different protagonist with a different antagonist, different characters, and a different setting. So— I guess it stands on it’s own. even though the protagonists for both series are basically the same character.
This is just one of those shows that doesn’t give a whole lot to work with.
If I could describe it, I would probably say—
if you could make this guy into a bumbling idiot
then you’d basically have Gadget Boy
- The main title theme song was written and performed by Mike Piccirillo. Musical underscore composers were Mike Piccirillo and Jean-Michel Guirao
- On February 21, 2012, Mill Creek Entertainment released Gadget Boy’s Adventures in History- The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time. The 3-disc set featured all 26 episodes from the second season of the series. They also release a 10 episode best-of collection on the same day.
- All 26 episodes of Gadget Boy & Heather are available on iTunes.
- Gadget Boy also made an appearance (of sorts) on Inspector Gadget’s Field Trip in an episode where he fell into the Fountain of Youth.
Every time I look at the Inspector Gadget wikipedia page I die a little inside. I see all the different spin-offs, reboots, t.v. specials, movies, and everything starring this character and I can’t friggin’ believe it. It just irritates the hell out of me because I can not stand Inspector Gadget as a character.
Huff— well before I go stepping on any toes or make an ass of myself, I’m gonna close this out